Diversity and Inclusion in Pharmacy Education – An Invitation to Lead

Program Description

The UIC College of Pharmacy will be hosting an inaugural summit with the intent to assemble pharmacy academic leaders, faculty members, and diversity and inclusion professionals to begin a conversation about the challenges of advancing and fostering diversity and inclusion in pharmacy education. The overall purpose is to make diversity and inclusion a greater priority in the education and training of future pharmacy professionals and researchers. The initial goal for this summit is to identify and share best practices and establish guidelines for diversity and inclusion for pharmacy and other health professions.


Target Audience

  • Academic Deans
  • Assistant & Associate Deans
  • Department Heads/Chairs
  • Faculty
  • Leaders in Diversity Programs
  • Directors of Graduate Programs
  • Date

    Monday, March 2, 2020
    8:00 am – 04:00 pm

    Dean’s Reception (all invited)
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

  • Location

    UIC College of Pharmacy
    833 South Wood Street,

    Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center
    Chicago, IL 60612

  • Fee

Program Chairs

Dean Glen Schumock, PharmD., MBA, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy

Clara Okorie-Awé,  Ph.D., Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy

Summit Organizing Committee

Stephanie Crawford, Ph.D., MPH
Marlowe Djuric, PharmD.
Daniel Dicesare, M.Ed.
Birgit Jaki, Ph.D., PharmD
Brian Murphy, Ph.D.
John Nitiss, Ph.D.
Hitomi Oum, M.Ed.